10/08/15 12:00pm


We’ve gone pink for breast cancer awareness for the month of October. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

On the awareness aspect, it is meant to encourage women to seek care for themselves and get checked, reminding them that early detection is important.

A great local charity to support is the Alexandria Walk to Fight Breast Cancer in honor of former Alexandria City Manager Vola Lawson. I have donated and hope you can too.

10/09/15 4:51pm

Appomattox Statue in Alexandria, Virginia

On September 29, 2015, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to establish an Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names.

The establishing resolution directs the City Manager to appoint the seven members of the Advisory Group, with two members appointed at-large and one member appointed from each of the Alexandria Human Rights Commission, the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission, the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage, the Alexandria Planning Commission, and the Alexandria Transportation Commission.

The Advisory Group is directed to bring community values, knowledge, and ideas into discussions and considerations of issues related to Confederate memorials and street names in Alexandria.


10/09/15 3:14pm


The City of Alexandria, Virginia is asking employees, residents and community members to participate in a traffic study survey for the Duke Street and West Taylor Run areas of Alexandria.

This important survey will be used to better gauge wider input on the City’s three proposals, and to add a proposal for addressing safety on Seminary Road and Quaker Lane. The following survey seeks to achieve these goals, and will be available through October 23, 2015.

The survey results will be available on the project website at this link and takes only minutes to complete.

To complete the survey, please visit this link.

10/09/15 2:49pm

Alexandria Mayor Bill EuilleAlexandria, Virginia Mayor Bill Euille released this statement on the October 7th homicide on Belle Pre Way in the North Old Town area of Alexandria, Virginia.

“Any homicide in our city is one too many; is totally unacceptable and most unfortunate. Crime will not be tolerated by our citizens and communities. We respect the high quality of life shared by all, and pleased that our crime rate is at an all time 40 year low.

This is only the second homicide year to date, and I am confident our police will be diligent in their investigation and will bring this case to a close in a timely manner. However, I would encourage our citizens to share any information they may have about this incident with the police, to assist them with this investigation.

Our thoughts are with Mr. Williams’ family and friends.

We will always remain a safe city for our residents and visitors.”

10/09/15 1:55pm

Deadline to Register and Update Virginia
Voter Registration coming up fast!

voted stickerThe legal deadline to register to vote in the November 3 General Election is Tuesday, October 13.

In Alexandria, the November 3 election will include contests for Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates, and Alexandria Mayor, City Council and School Board.

If you haven’t registered to vote yet, here’s what you need to do quickly in order to be able to vote.


10/09/15 1:27pm

The City of Alexandria has announced that they will be providing Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (D.P.O.R.) Code Update Training for the public.

The training provides associated D.P.O.R. continuing education credits in one day, at one location, and for free!

Please view the image below for more details and registration information.


10/09/15 12:52pm


City of Alexandria Receives Highest Certification for Virginia Municipal League’s Go Green Government Challenge


On Tuesday, October 6, the City of Alexandria was recognized by the Virginia Municipal League (VML) with highest platinum-level certification for being a green and sustainable government.  The Go Green Government Challenge, a VML initiative, encourages local governments to implement specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce carbon emissions generated by both the local government and the broader community.

VML’s platinum-level certification, the highest level for local governments.  This is the eighth consecutive year VML has recognized the City at this highest level as part of the Go Green Government Challenge Program.

The City was given maximum innovation points for:

  1. developing the new Metroway premium bus service on the Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway,
  2. launching SolarizeAlexandria to help residents go solar,
  3. retrofitting 90 percent  of the City’s traffic lights with LED, and
  4. participating in the Energy Masters Volunteer Training Program.

For more information regarding the City’s Office of Environmental Quality, visit this link or the City’s Eco-City Alexandria initiative, visit this link.